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This study explores pre-primary children's responses to contemporary art exhibits in a museum setting, the role of previous artistic experiences, and the impact of the art museum visit on children's responses to artworks and making art during classroom practice. The sample included 32 children (16 boys and 16 girls) randomly selected from two classrooms in two nursery public schools in Nicosia, Cyprus. In addition to open-ended interviews, classroom observation notes, and videotape analysis...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Observation, Art Education, Museums, Exhibits, Art Products, Young Children, Foreign...
This reflective paper presents a new course concept for multilingual interaction, which was piloted at the University of Jyväskylä Language Centre in the spring of 2014. The course, implemented as part of the centre's action research, is the result of a development process aimed at enhancing students' multilingual and multicultural academic communication competences along with promoting use of their entire linguistic repertoire. The course concept was inspired by the EU project Modularising...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Second Language Instruction, Pilot Projects,...
Twenty first century teachers need to be proficient in technology, skilled as reflective practitioners, and able to reflect on diversity in a myriad of ways: learning styles, special needs, cultural differences, racial differences, developmentally appropriate differences, teaching styles, and personality differences of children, teachers, parents, community members, and administrators. The paradigm shift of the 21st century is that teachers need to be team players who are skilled at operating...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teaching Methods, Cultural Differences, Student Teaching, Foreign Countries,...
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relations between education and happiness from the perspectives of the West and the East, especially Buddhism and Christianity as well as classical Greek and Chinese great thinkers. In order to examine this study systematically, three research questions are addressed as follows: First, what are educational principles of Confucius and Mencius vs. Aristotle and Plato? Second, what are happiness principles of Buddhism and Christianity? And third,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Principles, Christianity, Buddhism, Non Western Civilization, Western...
The materials in this curriculum guide were designed to prepare teachers and students in grades 2-11 for the "Secret World of the Forbidden City: Splendors from China's Imperial Palace 1644-1911" exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California Education Department, to inform teachers and students about Imperial China, and to illuminate the continuing traditions of U.S. Chinese people in California. The guide includes a detailed table showing grade level recommendations and connections...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Area Studies, Art Education, Chinese Americans, Chinese Culture, Curriculum...
This collection of 15 curriculum projects is the result of a summer seminar in China for teachers and scholars. Projects in the collection are: (1) "Perspectives on Modern Political/Social Issues in China" (Sandy Conlon); (2) "Ancient History X Projects/China" (Michael Corey); (3) "Education and Development: China, a Case Study" (Marcia J. Frost); (4) "Homo Erectus in China: Zhoukoudian and Peking Man" (Nancy Hazam); (5) "Getting to Know China and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Area Studies, Asian History, Asian Studies, Chinese Culture, Clothing, Cultural...
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Jan 15, 2016 ERIC
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While the art of Buddhism has an enduring tradition throughout Asia, this teaching guide focuses on the cultures of three countries in which the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries' collections are particularly strong: India, China, and Japan. The guide identifies grade level appropriateness for some lessons and activities. It contains 15 sections: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Overview of Buddhism; (3) Birth of Buddhism in India"; (4) "Objects of Indian and Tibetan...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Art Education, Asian History, Asian Studies, Buddhism, Cultural Context, Curriculum...
This unit's multidisciplinary approach is well-suited to students in grades 7 through 9. "Life in Japan" is a unit of "Today's Japan": Learning Environment's three level series on Japanese culture. This resource is designed to help teachers with this effort. The program was developed in consultation with classroom teachers by a team of editors, writers, and designers active in U.S. educational publishing. This resource unit is designed to help teenagers gain a better...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Area Studies, Asian Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural...
The curriculum projects in this collection focus on diverse aspects of China, the most populous nation on the planet. The 16 projects in the collection are: (1) "Proposed Secondary Education Asian Social Studies Course with an Emphasis on China" (Jose Manuel Alvarino); (2) "Education in China: Tradition and Transition" (Sue Babcock); (3) "Chinese Art & Architecture" (Sharon Beachum); (4) "In Pursuit of the Color Green: Chinese Women Artists in...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Asian History, Chinese Culture, Communism, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries,...
The lessons in this book may be used as a unit of study on Korea or as supplemental lessons to ongoing social studies programs. The book is divided into seven parts with lesson plans in each area. Part 1, "Language," contains: (1) "The Korean Alphabet" (John Hoge); and (2) "Korean Expressions" (Harold Christensen). Part 2, "Geography," includes: (1) "Korea's Climate" (Harold Christensen); (2) "Parallel Peninsulas" (Theron L. Trimble);...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Area Studies, Asian History, Asian Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign...
These projects were completed by participants in the Fulbright-Hays seminar in China in 1995. The participants represented various regions of the U.S. and different grade levels and subject areas. The units include: (1) "Travel Guide to China" (Marcy Adelson); (2) "Traditional and Contemporary Values of China" (Peter Ciemins); (3) "Chinese Philosophies Unit" (Matthew Clayton); (4) "Unit on China" (Peggy Coffey); (5) "Excavating the Tomb of China's...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Asian History, Asian Studies, Change, Chinese Culture, Culture, Elementary Secondary...
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Dec 26, 2015 ERIC
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This curriculum guide is the outgrowth of a program developed by The American Forum for Global Education to help New York City teachers improve the teaching of Japan in their classrooms. The resource guide provides an interdisciplinary perspective on Japanese culture for secondary teachers and students. In addition to suggested classroom activities, there are background readings and notes for the teachers that can be used for enrichment lessons with students. The five chapters focus on: (1)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Area Studies, Asian History, Asian Studies, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries,...
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Dec 26, 2015 ERIC
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This issue of "Art to Zoo" focuses on Japanese art and is adapted from materials developed by the education department of the Smithsonian Institution's Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. After learning how to look at paintings, students make paper screens that resemble Japanese screens. Background essays about Japan place the art lessons within a larger social studies unit on Japan. Sections of the lesson plan include: (1) "Geography of Japan"; (2)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education,...
This unit contains two lessons to promote commonality of culture and indicate differences as well. The first lesson asks students to explore their preconceptions about India. The second lesson is a research activity to facilitate learning about major "movers and shakers" in 20th century South Asia. Lessons include objectives, strategies, a materials list, and resources for further reading. (EH)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Asian Studies, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Awareness, Culture, Ethnic Groups,...
This unit is intended to provide students with a general knowledge of the history and culture of India. Activities include: (1) "What Do You Know about India?"; (2) "What Is All This Stuff For?"; (3) "Name That Spice and Why It's Nice"; (4) "Where and How Are These Elephants Marching?"; (5) "Why Is India What It Is?"; (6) "Why is India the Cover Story in the May 1997 'National Geographic Magazine?'"; (7) "Who Are We, The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Asian Studies, Cultural Awareness, Culture, Elementary Education, Ethnic Groups,...
This lesson booklet is designed to fit any classroom and can be adjusted to any grade level. The materials can be used as a thematic unit or as individual activities to be integrated into the curriculum. The objective is to provide students with a broader cultural perspective on Japan. Blackline masters, pictures, and handouts are included, along with objectives, a list of materials needed and possible teaching strategies. The lessons contained in the booklet include: (1) "The Geography of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Area Studies, Asian Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Culture,...
This book presents art appreciation lessons to encourage students to see works of art in two ways, as objects that are interesting in themselves and as objects that spark further exploration. Organized with an introduction and 4 sections subdivided into 8 lessons, each lesson, based on an artwork from the Smithsonian Institution's collection, develops logically out of those works that preceded it. However, lessons also stand alone. A fold-out image is provided for every lesson. Each lesson...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Art, Art Activities, Art Appreciation, Art Criticism, Art Education, Art History,...
This packet, written for teachers of sixth-grade art and language arts courses, is designed to inspire creative expression in words and images through an appreciation for Japanese art. The selection of paintings presented are from the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution. The interdisciplinary approach, combines art and language arts. Lessons may be presented independently or together as a unit. Six images of art are provided as prints, slides, and in black and white photographic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Area Studies, Art, Art Activities, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Foreign...
This booklet is the printed version of an on-line database of teaching materials on Japan. The book is divided into four parts. Each part contains bibliographic information on resources for teaching about Japan at specific grade levels or subject areas. Part 1, "Elementary School Materials," includes: (1) "Art Education"; (2) "Geography"; (3) "Global Education"; (4) "Japanese Language"; (5) "Language Arts"; and (6) "Social...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Annotated Bibliographies, Area Studies, Asian Studies, Cross Cultural Studies,...
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Oct 27, 2015 ERIC
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Foreign Studies, an elective course for junior and senior students, is a study of selected Asian cultures, including the nations of China, Japan, and India, and of African cultures, including the nations of Nigeria, Ethiopia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Asia and Africa are studied from the American cultural viewpoint with emphasis upon the three concepts of culture, ideology, and the comparison of traditional and modern society. This teacher's guide is divided into four main...
Topics: ERIC Archive, African Culture, African History, Area Studies, Asian History, Black Studies, Chinese...
The music of the peoples who inhabit either Central Asia or the Volga-Ural region of Asia is explored in this document, which provides information that can be incorporated into secondary or higher education courses. The Central Asian music cultures of the Kirghiz, Kazakhs, Turkmens, Karakalpaks, Uighurs, Tajiks, and Uzbeks are described and compared through examinations of: (1) physical environmental factors; (2) cultural patterns; (3) history; (4) music development; and (5) musical...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Area Studies, Asian History, Asian Studies, Cultural Education, Culture, Foreign...
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Nov 21, 2014 ERIC
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In spring 1989, the United States watched intently as televised reports relayed the events unfolding in Beijing's (China) Tiananmen Square. This concern for a people whose culture and political institutions are significantly different reflects a continuing and compelling interest in China. Although historians and journalists in the United States long have observed a "special relationship" between the two countries, which has included periods of optimistic friendship as well as tragic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Area Studies, Asian Studies, Chinese Culture, Comparative Education, Current Events,...
A teaching packet was developed in association with the exhibition, "The Noble Path: Buddhist Art of South Asia and Tibet," held at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., from October 1, 1989 to March 31, 1990. The packet aims to provide students in middle and secondary schools with introductory material on Buddhism and how the Buddhist principles were expressed in Buddhist art of South Asia and Tibet. The packet consists of three main sections: (1)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Area Studies, Art Education, Art History, Asian Studies, Buddhism, Class Activities,...
This teaching package describes the education and lifestyle of the Chinese literati, popular from the Ming to the Qing dynasties (1368-1911). It consists of four lesson plans and a teacher's guide to a slide set. The latter illustrates painting formats popular during the late Ming period (1573-1644), hanging scrolls, handscrolls, the album leaf, and the fan. The tools used to create these works are also on slides and their functions are described. The lesson plan section provides background...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Area Studies, Art Education, Artists, Asian Studies, Chinese Culture, Elementary...
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Oct 28, 2014 ERIC
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The focus of this teacher's packet is the bronze vessels made for the kings and great families of the early Chinese dynasties between 1700 B.C. and 200 A.D. The materials in the guide are intended for use by teachers and students visiting the exhibition, "The Arts of China," at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The packet, however, is also designed to be used independent of the exhibition and by those not visiting the museum. Using...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Ancient History, Archaeology, Area Studies, Art Education, Art History, Arts Centers,...
The nations of the Pacific Rim comprise an increasingly important world economic region. Of these countries, Japan is clearly the most powerful and important. While the United States is an important trading partner for Japan, the Japanese are paying increasing attention to the neighboring nations of the Pacific Rim. This digest examines the political and economic factors that influence Japan's relations with its Asian neighbors. The Japanese are in the process of redefining the role their...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Area Studies, Asian Studies, Economic Development, Elementary Secondary Education,...
With its increasing economic importance throughout the world, Japan has the potential to expand its political influence as well. Generally, however, Japan has been reluctant to use its growing power to influence political affairs both in Asia and in the rest of the world. This digest surveys the factors affecting Japan's role in world affairs, and concludes that the caution and lack of consensus among Japan's political leaders suggests that the impact of Japan's superpower economic status will...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Area Studies, Economic Impact, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries,...
This booklet is a selective guide to a larger computer-searchable database of teaching materials on Japan. The materials in the guide consist mainly of lesson plans, teaching guides, resource guides, and units on Japan. Each part contains bibliographic information on resources for teaching about Japan at specific grade levels or subject areas. "Elementary School Materials" include: (1) "The Arts"; (2) "Artifacts"; (3) "Multicultural/Global"; (4)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Area Studies, Asian Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Activities, Cultural...
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This paper presents an overview of three countries, China, Japan, and Korea, in the northeastern Asia region and provides a bibliography of children's literature from the area in the appendix. The document advocates that the global interdependence of societies necessitates an understanding of the cultures with which people must interrelate. Ramirez and Ramirez's (1994) suggestions for selection of classroom literature includes consideration of the following factors: (1) the general accuracy of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Area Studies, Asian History, Asian Studies, Childrens Literature, Chinese Culture,...
These lessons were developed by teacher participants in the 1994 Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad program in China. The 15 lessons include: (1) "Global Studies 1" (Robert H. Berry); (2) "Dao Beijing" (Thomas G. Buckingham, Jr.); (3) "Letters to the Past: An Integrated Curriculum on China, Hong Kong, and Macau" (Glenn D. Diedrich); (4) "China: The Master Culture" (Patricia A. Flores); (5) "Mapping the Five Themes of Geography throughout...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Area Studies, Asian Studies, Chinese Culture, Cultural Awareness, Culture,...